The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:30 pm

Democrats plan activism conference in Kendallville

BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette

Democratic Party organizations in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange, Kosciusko and Whitley counties will host the Tri-State Cornfield Conference at noon June 29 at the Noble County Fairgrounds in Kendallville.

Event organizer Carmen Darland, vice chair of the Noble County Democratic Party, said in a news release the conference "is designed to get Democratic activists fired up" for the 2020 elections.

“It is time for a revival of the Democratic Party, so that we can restore checks and balances in government at the Statehouses and in Washington D.C.," Darland said.

More than 20 speakers will address the conference about such topics as Midwest climate challenges, immigration, health care, voter registration, legislative redistricting, campaign fundraising and voter referendums. Special guests will include state Rep. Karlee Macer, D-Indianapolis, and state Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary.

Becker Digital Strategies will provide digital activism training June 28-30 at the fairgrounds.

Tickets for the Cornfield Conference, including training, are $10 per person. Tickets for a fundraising lunch on June 29 to benefit the host organizations are $10 a person. Tickets are available on Act Blue or by calling 260-237-1199.

Additional information is available on the Facebook page @2019CornfieldConference.




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